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Best Parcel Forwarding Services for International Shoppers [UPDATE 4]

Want to shop from Amazon, Ebay, Walmart, BestBuy and get the parcels delivered right to your doorstep no matter where you live? TechVise has accumulated some of the best parcel forwarding services that help international shoppers get their parcels delivered

Last updated: Apr ’15

We all know about the shipping restrictions on Amazon, Best Buy, eBay, Apple Store etc. They don’t just have package shipping restrictions but also payment restrictions; some don’t want to accept our credit cards while others simply say we accept PayPal only!Delivery man with parcel box

We have already talked about how one can get a decent payment solution in our post of Virtual Debit Cards and we have also covered how to  buy items from Google Play Store of your choice, but here we will focus on getting the packages forwarded to you from websites that don’t allow shipping outside US or UK or the country of your choice.

How Parcel Forwarding Services Really Work

These services simply give you a US address or in some cases UK, EU, Australia and Japan address options when you sign up with them. Once you sign up with them, you can use that shipping address at Amazon, Ebay, BestBuy, stores etc to ship your purchases to your new address. Depending on the level of service they provide, the forwarding company will ship these purchases to you in your home country at your designated address.

And now for the list of parcel forwarding services.

MyUS MyUS parcel forwarding service

MyUS is one of the oldest parcel forwarders in the US. They give a US address in Florida, which means there will be taxes when shipping to this address. They have 3 types of accounts; a one-time account setup fee of $10 is taken for Standard membership, $20 for Premium membership and a $35 for Premium+Mail membership. With the standard package, you get 5 days of free storage whereas you get 30 days storage with the other two memberships. They provide a number of services including package consolidation, repackaging, personal shopper and receiving mail etc. There is also a 15% discount off your first shipment for TechVise readers. MyUS ships globally via DHL, FedEx and USPS and to pay for shipping, you can use your credit card, PayPal, check or do a wire transfer. They have a chat system in place for consumers who wish to be answered promptly, but this only works during US business hours. Also note that the address they provide is a partnered with USUnlocked card.

logobluesmallStackry

Stackry is a free and highly recommended parcel forwarding service. The address Stackry provides is in New Hampshire, Nashua which is tax free. They also offer personal shopper services at 8% of the total price + $10 for each online store. Stackry accepts payments via Skrill, PayPal, MasterCard, VISA, Discover, Amex and wire transfer. They ship everywhere and consolidate items as well. If you want they can provide you with pictures of your shipment with an extra cost but there is no cost if your items are kept in their stack for 45 days. Their customer support is prompt and being a user of their services I know they are very reliable. Stackry‘s preferred carriers are FedEx, DHL and USPS and they all provide tracking facility as well. All the text links provided here are personalised Stackry referrers which means you get a 10$ discount on the first shipment after you signup. If you want your snail mail delivered to their address, you will need to confirm first. If you still wish to know what users have to say then do check the reviews on Jabber.

Forward2Meforward-2-me uk package forwarding service

Forward2Me has a joining fee, I know, sad right, but its £2 plus VAT and after that they don’t charge you any monthly or yearly fee. You get two slightly different addresses; one which includes basic insurance and the other one with enhanced insurance. Although they claim to, but they don’t ship globally, where other services ship to 220 countries, Forward2Me ships to 182 countries (approx), so make sure you double check your destination country before sending them your joining fee. They offer 30 days of free storage space which can extend if and only if you speak to them first. They ship via DHL, TNT, Royal Mail and Parcel Force and accept payments via PayPal, Credit Card, Sage Pay, Moneybookers/Skrill and Bank Transfer. Their personal shopper service charges £15 or 10% of the value of the goods, whichever is the greater. Forward2Me has other plus points like packing and shipping dangerous goods such as Perfumes, Batteries, Aerosols and Flammables. But please get in touch to ask if your item can be shipped to your country or not. You can also use their service of Supermarket Shopping which allows you to order directly from the British supermarket website of your choice and enjoy HUGE savings over specialist expat food shops. Their support response time varies from 5 hours to 48 hours, so if you dont get a reply in 5-6 hours, pick up the phone and make sure their business hours have begun.

USgoBuyUSgoBuy parcel forwarding service

USgoBuy gives you a tax free US address in Portland, Oregon and they don’t charge for storage till 90 days are up. There is no charge in consolidation or for repackaging. They offer 7 free photos a month for your parcels. They are only a parcel forwarding service and do not cater to snail mail forwarding. Currently USgoBuy ships via USPS, DHL and FedEx and accept payments via PayPal, Credit Cards, Webmoney and My E-wallet to pay shipping fee online. Just for your info, there are only two ways to charge the E-wallet, one is Western Union and the other is Wire Transfer. And you can use most credit cards through your PayPal account, including American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Visa. You can also withdraw the money back to your PayPal account or Webmoney account. Check out USGoBuy’s 2nd year anniversary offer.

UK PostBoxUK Postbox package forwarding

This is one of a kind service. UK PostBox are the leading online postal service that caters to people who don’t reside on UK shores. They also have business solutions for those who want to trade in the UK from far. With that being said, UK PostBox gives you a UK mailing address with total control from anywhere in the world. You not only have full control of your postal mail through their secure account but you can manage your mail in real time, both receiving and forwarding parcels from wherever you maybe. Signup is free but in order for them to comply with legal requirements, every new user has to verify personal details upon registration of UK Postbox accounts. This is a quick process too because I myself went through it in order to check how lengthy it was, and it wasn’t. They provide PO Box locations in Poole, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Birmingham and Belfast. UK PostBox provides 4 plans; PayG, Lite, Standard and Premier and you can pay for services with a debit/credit card, or PayPal. There is also the option of bank transfer. They use USPS, Royal Mail, DHL and ParcelForce to forward all items. You can also see their extensive FAQ which is very informative and useful.

NYBoxNYBox US parcel forwarding service

NYBox advertises that they give an address in NewYork but in reality they give two addresses, the other one is offered in Delaware which is a tax-free zone. They offer two plans; the standard account has no monthly fee but the premium account (for a minimum of 3 months) is offered at $15 each or $150 a year. With NYBox you get 30 days of free storage and they can keep your packages for a maximum of 65 days, premium or standard account – this rule applies to both accounts. With premium account however you get full access to services such as scanning and emailing your letters, free package consolidation, and unbeatable shipping rates. They accept payments via VISA, MasterCard, and AmEx cards as well as PayPal payments, Western Union and wire transfers (availability of payment options depends on your country of course). Also note that payments sent via Western Union or wire transfers may incur additional fees. They claim to offer 7 days a week of Live Customer Support and ship via DHL, FedEx and USPS.

BorderlinxBorderlinx US UK Parcel forwarding service

Borderlinx gives you a free account. With them you get 2 different shipping addresses which you can use while online shopping; one for UK in Daventry  and the other for US in Dayton, Ohio. Their main courier is DHL which as we all know is very reliable. Their parcel forwarding service also includes repackaging and consolidating multiple packages to save you money. They don’t cater to a lot of countries and to be specific they ship to only 60 countries, so be sure to check if your destination country is listed with their service or not. You can calculate the estimated cost, track your shipping, and check your items in the waiting list. They hold your parcels for 30 days free of charge but after that they apply a certain fee to extend it for another 30 days. For more information you can always check out the website, or its FAQ. They accept payments for parcel forwarding via PayPal, VISA, MasterCard, American Express and Cash U for some countries.

OPAS multi country parcel forwarding serviceOPAS

Opas offers their users two addresses; one in Osaka, Japan and another in Oregon, US for a cost of $25. You get 30 day of free storage with their plans and you can check these plans for further details. They also waive away $100 towards your first 4 shipments — $10 to the first, $20 to the second, $30 to the third, and $40 to the fourth, only if you switch from another service. They are always running promos so make sure you like their Facebook pages to get updated info on that. They currently accept all credit cards issued by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and JCB. They also accept Paypal. You will need to contact them if you are interested in international money order or international wire transfer. Their consolidation fee is based on membership level. The basic ‘Package Only’ account has a $10 flat fee, but their ‘Premium Package & Mail’ account offers free consolidation. Also note their service caters to USunlocked card which we have discussed in our virtual debit card post.

WannitUSwanitus parcel forwarding service

With WannitUS parcel forwarding service you get a free tax free US mailing address in New Jersey with a no-hidden-fee agenda, every amount is mentioned upfront. Facilities of personal shopper, package forwarding and free 14-day consolidation is all available. Make sure you view the services fee section to get an idea of their upfront charges. There is a bit of conflict in the free storage facility because in their Terms of Services it states a 14 day free of cost storage whereas in the FAQ they claim to give 30 day free storage space. So if you decide to open an account with this service, make sure you have them spell it out in writing/email about the correct number of “free of cost storage space”. They accept online payments through PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Note that the address they provide can be used for USunlocked Card discussed in our post for virtual debit cards.

PuntomioPuntoMio latin america parcel forwarding service

They give you a physical address in Miami, Florida which is taxable. Their disclaimer is that they are the leading cross border shopping facilitators in Latin America. They also have a special marketplace where you can get access to exclusive coupon codes and private sales to help you find the best prices for your US purchases. PuntoMio does not charge at signup and they accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discovery and Diners Club for payments. I did however fail to figure out if they consolidate packages or not but from the looks of it they don’t seem to offer it and henceforth there is no question of how many days of free storage they provide. Please do check out this factor before signing up if consolidation is important to you. Please note Puntomio caters to Latin American residents only.

There are plenty of other parcel forwarding services out there which you can check out. I’ll mention them here anyway so you can go directly to their page, no fuss no muss. There is  ParcelBound  |   ComGateway   |   vPost   |   ShipiTo   |  ShippShop  |  VYKingship  |   ShipMatica  |  ExpressFromUS  |  BoxHop  |  AirMailPost  |  ClevverMail  | AmForward  | USendHome  | USA Box  |

If you are in the market for an Australian Package Forwarding Address, I suggest you take a look at these services; AUSFF however is the only one that gives $10 for every new signup – AUSFF  |  SOS Mail  |  Aussie Mail Man   |   Buy4Me

And, if you want a shipping addresses in France, Germany or Luxembourg, please get addresses from Shopouch  | MyGermany  |  FrenchOffice   |  ColisExpat  (french language only) |  BMP Parcel Station

If you are looking to get an address in Canada, Japan, Korea or China, I suggest you wait a few months because we’ll add those in too.

Have you used any other service that you are happy with? Mention the name below in comments and after vetting them myself, I’ll add it to this list.

Last updated: Apr ’15

About the author

Zahra

A no non-sense person who has been in the field of writing since over 11 years. With that being said, Zahra is an avid sleeper who can create and improve any story especially if its an eye roll. In her free time she is either spending quality time with Lego pieces or is found caving in to the negotiator she lives with. She is also the Editor & Head of Content Strategy at TechVise.

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  • can anyone pleas help me? I’m trying to buy an item and it only ship to Italy, but I live in Brunei. Any suggestion which forwarding service I can trust and use?

  • Just wondering if anyone knows of a Canadian forwarding service to Australia with a Canadian address? I’ve found canadianaddress.ca but not sure if it’s a scam or is safe. Any help would be appreciated!!

    • Lia,
      It is legit. I vetted the service just a month back. Please go ahead and use it. Zach gives address in Canada in QC, H9P 1H6.

      $20 is the account opening fee that you will pay through Paypal. This is a one time fee. You will get a notification as soon you have a new mail. They can forward by UPS, Fedex, DHL , Aramex and CanadaPost.

      No monthly fees.
      10$ per incoming package
      2$ per letter
      3$ per scan

      Reviews are mentioned here: https://plus.google.com/+CanadianAddresscaMontr%C3%A9al/about

      Zach ships worldwide, and accepts only accept Paypal – Phone number is 514-799-0070

      I hope this helps :)
      Good Luck

  • Hello,
    I just want you all to know that,before i had alot of problems with the other forwading companies for different billing address in paypal.freaking companies what the hell does that matter even if i have different billing address in my paypal.many companies refused but i know about the storetoship later
    There was low shipping price,low comisson for personal shopper and didn’t have problem with. Billing address and i paid them for buying (xbox one and its games)from bestbuy i purchased of $500 and of 5 kg weight of mypurchase cost me $95.
    I received my xbox one console,games,necklaces just yesterday.
    All in good condition,cheap shipping price.
    I like the service and maybe you guys also check out http://www.storetoship.com

    • Good to know. The rule is that if there are different addresses, you let them know before hand so they don’t raise an issue when your items arrive. There is a lot of risk for both parties hence they need to do due diligence on their customers just like you need to do due diligence on them before you ship your items over.

  • Zahra plz let me know that which site/companies provides US to Bangladesh shipping at cheapest rate. And trusted also.

  • Hi Im looking for a forwarding company in Bangkok 10310 or Nakornratsima 3000 do you have any idea’s please. I have been looking but can’t seem to find anything …. thanks for your help

  • Hey Zahra! Have you tried out any of the sites you listed in terms of forwarding addresses in Australia? (i.e. forwarding parcels from australia to elsewhere in the world) I’ve looked at all three that you mentioned, but there doesn’t seem to be much in the way of reviews.

    • I too wish there were more options/reviews for forwarding parcels OUT of Straya… let alone as well for other countries BESIDES the USA. I do not reckon it will really happen since the vast majority of forwarding people want is USA to other countries… If not for family/work rooting me here in the USA, I’d just move to Straya and get the best of both worlds…

      I can say SOS Mail gave me the best vibe, I reckon I may give them a fair go. Not sure really, but not much options out there.

  • VYKing Ship price rates and services seem too good to be true. And I could hardly find any review about them. Has anyone here tried their services?

  • I’m using Storetoship services to ship parcel to Singapore.
    They provide good services. Handle my enquires & shipment perfectly

  • The #1 top search result on Google for keyword “Package Forwarding” is https://www.viabox.com

    I’m surprised you’ve missed them… Viabox is one of top parcel forwarding companies in the US.

    They offer free registration and their shipping rates are the cheapest among all package forwarding companies.

    • Please don’t be surprised Alain. They were reviewed and found to be terrible. You can read the reviews yourself – http://viabox.pissedconsumer.com/

      You will also note that we prefer to list reliable services rather than top search results found on Google for any keyword. To sum up, we didn’t miss them, we deliberately ignored/omitted them from our list.

      Its my sincere recommendation to everyone that they stay away from ViaBox and BongoUS both – They will once again be checked upon before the next update of our post goes live. But till then, i advise everyone to stay away and not fall for their free services and cheap rates.

  • Hello, Try this one, which offers USPS service very cheat from US to anywhere in the world. Try the link and signup and you are good to go. Shop any US online store. You will have two different addresses including one US tax free address.
    https://expressfromus.com/

    • Thank you Ziya, the service is already mentioned in the post and yes its reliable which is why we have mentioned it:)

  • I really must make you all aware of a fantastic, parcel forwarding company from the UK that ship worldwide, that I have been using for the last 9 months. I luckily found them on ebay. They are called UK GLOBAL PARCEL FORWARDING. I must say, the service I received from them is the best i have received from any type of business ever. It was only 2.50GBP to register for the service and is a one-off fee with no monthly or annual charges. They were also the cheapest and only charged 4.99GBP to send a dress to me in Denmark. The communication was excellent too, they would reply very quickly to my queries and would send detailed information, tracking details and images/receipts to keep me updated. Really friendly and all I can say is wow and huge thanks to them all! check them out you will find them on ebay, facebook and twitter etc

    • You make an excellent point Mira. As for the website you asked about, i had not known about it but then again, i am here to help and let’s see if anyone has used this service before.

  • Hi Zahra,

    Have you checked out ShopandBox? From the looks of the website it seems pretty good but I’m a bit scared of using it as I’ve never used a forwarding service before (or purchase anything online for that matter). So please tell me and thank you.

    • No I have not Karuna. If you want to use a forwarding service, I suggest you don’t go for a service that is in Beta stage. It would be wise to use one the services that we have review above. But of course in the end, the decision is yours.

      • Please don’t use shopandbox service,they are not trust worthy they show two invoice,first which shows the price of the product along with any shipping charges and second invoice they show only after you have finalised everything,during checkout time that is,they charged me 100$(shipping from USA to my place +their service charges) which I feel is a rip off for 2kg package and I still haven’t received it after 2weeks.they say the package is sent thru usps express not sure whether it’s true or not. Please be careful.

  • I cannot find a parcel service that will post to the UK, from a french address, one time only, without charging ‘set up’ fees or asking for a monthly or annual fee. Which is a complete rip off.

  • Hi,

    found you site and have had a good search but cannot see an answer.

    I need to get a an address in either New Zealand/India/Singapore/Norway/Iceland or Poland that will forward to the UK.

    Need to be verified and reputable.

    • Sorry but You’ll have to wait for these countries to realize that people want shipping addresses in their countries to forward parcels. Forget verified and reputable, for now these countries dont have even one service that offers shipping addresses.

  • I am looking for france forwarder. Is france office reliable? Thy request a lot of personal document that I afraid is not safe to give. Pls advice. Or is there any other company u can recommend?

    • You mean you need address in France, correct? For France, you need to yes either go to FrenchOffice or… Shopouch OR ColisExpat (french language only) OR BMP Parcel Station.

      You will find the addresses of these websites at the bottom of the post.

      • Hi
        I had paid the fee to subscribe in France office but after I paid they request me to submit personal id and credit card info as well as credit card picture… It is kind of weird. I did not proceed after my payment. Is this the proper way?

        • I havent come across such stringent requirements however some services do require a verification before they start accepting parcels and mail for you. Check their privacy policy and if they are upholding the EU Data Protection Directive. This would ensure they keep your private & personal information securely and only till a time it is necessary for them.

      • Thanks …
        I’ve had a brief look and seems to me expensive …
        there’s the mailbox rental cost…
        then the minimum deposit needed in the account…
        then the mail forwarding fee for each parcel…
        then the transport fee from the shipping company
        they don’t consolidate…
        so I will continue looking for a better option….
        Thanks again and let me know if you come across anything else

  • I am from Finland(The EU country next to Sweden). I bought a lot of food stuff(British,American and Indian,for example pickles, jams, Nasquick milkshakes,ovaltine,Milo Chocolate milk,Basmati rice,biscuits,chocolates,baby pampers etc from Amazon UK until they withdrew their free supersaver delivery option.I am not aware of any American,British or even European retailer that ships free or low cost to my Finnish address. Some Chinese firms such as aliexpress, dhgate etc.ship free but I cannot buy food from them. Any good suggestion for my situation and how to benefit from such services that offer USA,UK,EU to Finland.Do you particularly recommend any such service?

    • Hasan,

      Perhaps you should give Forward2Me a glance… They have supermarket shopping. It wont have Indian stuff (maybe) but you can get in touch with them and ask. They have a very decent support staff. Quick too.

    • Alonso thank you for introduction USendHome! I just saved a bunch of money and got to know this great service! one cool thing is that every shipping method includes a tracking number and their automatic package system sends you real time shipping updates, after I’ve lost some packages with other companies finally I found the one for me :)

      • Zahra did you actually checked into usendhome.com? i placed an order and used the adress they gave me and i am reaaly scared its a scam, and now i cant cancel the order until monday when their customer services are working SOS!

      • +1 for USendHome! they nailed it! great shipping rates, full range of services and above all a super user-friendly control panel and speedy checkout process to get my precious items out for delivery in no time!

        Zahra, please share with us your findings, I would like to see what you have to say as you have long experience with a bunch of such services.

        • Happy to hear that USendHome paid off really well for you John :) In all honesty – I have not yet tried them out but your review is testament that the service is very promising.

  • Good day Zahra… loved the write-up btw. I am looking for a central forwarding service. My company purchase a number of items from the UK, US, China and from other countries. It is usually small parcels. Mainly electronic parts and components. We would like it to be send via post to a centrally located post-box (maybe a world postage hub), then all need to be combined (lets say once a month) and send to us in Botswana via courier (e.g. DHL). Can you recommend a Co which does this? Can you make any other recommendations in this regard? Warm regards…

    • Hello Hendrik,
      Thank you for appreciating the post. I think that a centrally located address would have to be in UK and for that I’m vetting a service right now and will take upto 2 days for me to make an honest opinion about them. But you should consider making US and UK both your hubs. In any case, if its US – Then you can pick either of the following services (they all deliver to your country) Stackry, MyUS, UsgoBuy and even ParcelBound. As for UK, You should look into UK PostBox Hope this helps

  • Has anyone used IPS there website looks good but the reviews on line are pretty dreadful I live in Australia and looking at getting timber products sent from the USA so the parcels can be large and heavy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated